(1871-1958) US author, prolific and popular author of novels and screenplays – It Happened One Night (1934) was based on one of his stories; he also wrote as Warner Fabian. His contribution to the Percy Darrow sequence, The Mystery (1907) with Stewart Edward White, is a complicated tale set on a ship found at sea with no crew aboard, supplying an sf explanation for their disappearance: a new radioactive Element called "celestium" has induced them to jump overboard. The sequel, The Sign at Six (1912), also sf, is by White alone (whom see). Adams's solo sf books are The Flying Death (1908), an "impossible crime" tale in which Long Island, New York, is invaded by a pteranodon; and The World Goes Smash (1938), a Near-Future story of an American civil war in 1940 in which New York is devastated. [JC]
see also: Frank J Cheney.
Samuel Hopkins Adams
born Dunkirk, New York: 26 January 1871
died Beaufort, South Carolina: 15 November 1958
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